Lush and decadent, this starts off with such an opulent bouquet of jammy black fruit and sultry spice. Rich and mouthfilling, it boasts a creamy yet firm texture with supporing tannins and a seemingly endless finish. Notes of tobacco, leather and intense wood-driven spice all mingle seamlessly with the dark fruit core. Drinkable now, but this should age well through 2017.
Royal Wine Corporation
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Managing Editor, Print, and Tasting Director
Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).